The 12″ release of John Waite’s “These Times Are Hard For Lovers” features remixes by John “Jellybean” Benitez” and Rusty Garner.
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The last album Kim Carnes recorded and released on the EMI America Records label was ‘Light House’ in 1986. The only single to chart from the album was “Divided Hearts” and it failed to make the top 40. A promo was issued for club play that featured remixes by Rusty Garner and Paul Sabu whose tagline on all their remix credits is “An Endless Music Mix”.
Back in 2012 I posted the commercial version of this 12″ which had “Letters From The Road” as the b-side. This promo features a Dub mix instead so, I grabbed up a copy when I ran across it. “Strut” was the fifth top 10 single of Easton’s career and was co-written by Charlie Dore who had a #13 hit on the Hot 100 in 1979 with “Pilot Of The Airwaves”.
“Day-In Day-Out” from the ‘Never Let Me Down’ album was one David Bowie’s last US Top 40 singles. This 12″ features remixes by Shep Pettibone.
The Thin White Duke hasn’t graced the pages of Fun With Vinyl very much over the years. It’s not that I dislike Bowie. I’ve only ever listened to him from what I heard on the radio, singles only, never really explored any of his albums. The peak of my interest in Bowie was the ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ and ‘Let’s Dance’ albums. I kind of lost interest in him after that. Which, maybe not coincidentally, was about the time he stopped charting in the Top 10 on the Hot 100. It also seems to me that very little of his early 80s singles received any remix or extended treatments on 12″ releases which is probably another reason I never picked up much of his work on vinyl. But, since I started this blog, I’ve had some requests for Bowie over the years and I ran across a couple of 12″ records with actual remixes so, I bought them and dropped the needle on them. Here’s the results from the first one, the second one will show up in a couple of days… stay tuned!
Never gonna fall for, Modern love, walks beside me, Modern love, walks on by, Modern love, gets me to, The church on time.
Church on time, terrifies me, Church on time, makes me party, Church on time, puts my trust, In God and man.
Hold on tight, you know she’s a little bit dangerous, She’s got what it takes to make ends meet, The eyes of a lover that hit like heat, You know she’s a little bit dangerous, Oh, just a little bit dangerous.
Voyeur, voyeur are y’all hot tonight, Dance, dance, dance till it makes you feel good, Voyeur, voyeur who y’all got tonight, Where love is still alive, it’s just locked up inside.
The Brief: One more Bar-Kays connected record to close out a week of Uptown Music. I’m not really sure who all the members of Focus were but, Bar-Kays alumni are all over the credits of this record. The song was written by Mark Bynum and Howard Redmond, Jr, both were members of the band in the 80s. […]
The A Side: Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix) 6:24 Eternity (Single Version) 3:50 The B Side: Eternity (Dub) 6:16 Shockwave 5:43 The Brief: The commercial 12” release of Sheena Easton’s “Eternity” features a mix, single version and dub by Shep Pettibone. There is also a non-album cut titled “Shockwave” written by Easton, Narada Michael Walden and […]
The A Side: Eternity 4:14 The B Side: Eternity 4:14 The Brief: Welcome to Fun With Vinyl v2013! Well, not much has changed around here except we are now on a new host that, I hope, is working well for everyone without any issues. I had not planned to resume posting until next week but, […]
Nona Hendryx’s “Baby Go-Go” was written by Prince and produced by Jam & Lewis. Remixes on this 12″ vinyl rip were done by Mark Berry and Chris Lord-Alge.
The A Side: Strut (Dance Mix) 5:56 The B Side: Letters From The Road 3:22 The Brief: Sheena Easton’s biggest-selling US album of her career was the RIAA certified platinum ‘A Private Heaven’ in 1984. The album produced her fifth and sixth top 10 singles “Strut” and “Sugar Walls”. “Strut” was written by Charlie Dore […]
This is the second 12″ release of Nona Hendryx’s “Why Should I Cry” that adds the Boo-Hoo Mix remixes by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
“Why Should I Cry” was the lead single from Nona Hendryx’s ‘Female Trouble’ LP of 1987. Remixes on this 12″ release were by Steve Hodge.
The A Side: Zero In July (Extended Version) 6:08 Zero In July (Instrumental) 4:40 The B Side: Zero In July (Edited Version) 4:22 Zero In July (Dub Version) 5:52 The Brief: By 1987, the funk outfit known as the Bar-Kays was slowly splitting up and grinding to a halt. In 1988, the band released their […]
The A Side: Can’t Get Started (Extended Mix) 4:38 Can’t Get Started (LP Version) 3:02 The B Side: Can’t Get Started (Dub Version) 5:02 Mama Said 4:03 The Brief: “Can’t Get Started” is the second single released from Peter Wolf‘s second solo LP, ‘Come As You Are’. It failed to achieve the chart success of […]
A song written by Prince, under the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind, for Sheena Easton’s 1984 LP ‘A Private Heaven’. The song was banned from video play because of the lyrics, not the imagery in the video, and it made Tipper Gore’s Filthy Fifteen list during the whole “music is destroying the very fabric of our society” hysteria in the mid-80’s. The song still went Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts and notched a #1 on the Dance charts.
The A Side: Concealed Weapons (Extended Dance Mix) 6:12 The B Side: Concealed Weapons (Single Version) 3:30 Tell ‘Em, Jonesy 4:46 The Brief: Right after the smash success of the ‘Freeze Frame’ LP, Peter Wolf exited the band. With Wolf no longer in the fold, the The J. Geils Band went into the studio and […]
“Come As You Are” was the title track of Peter Wolf’s second solo LP That was released in 1987. “Come As You Are” was the first single released to radio.
Side A: Come As You Are (Masquerade Mix) Side B: Come As You Are (Duke of Dilemma Dub) Come As You Are (Vocal Dub Mix) The Brief: Peter’s second solo LP was released in 1987. “Come As You Are” was the title track of that album and was the first single released to radio. It […]
Side A: Lights Out (Extended Dance Mix) 6:16 Side B: Lights Out (Short Dance Mix) 5:15 Lights Out (Hellified Dub Mix) 7:17 The Brief: Peter Wolf was an “original” member of the J. Geils Band, handling lead vocalist duties from the time of their first LP release in 1970 through the chart topping ‘Freeze Frame’ […]
Coming off the smash success of 1984’s “Sunglasses At Night”, Corey released his sophomore album, ‘Boy In The Box’, in 1985. The title cut was the second single released and entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 9/14/85 at #69. The song hit Top 40, peaking at #26 during a 12 week stay on the chart.
Side A: Lucky (Dance Mix) 5:54 Side B: Lucky (Trench Mix) 4:06 The Brief: In 1985, Greg Kihn released his 12th album since his debut in 1976. This offering was titled “Citizen Kihn” and spawned the top 40 charting single “Lucky”. The song first appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart on 2/16/85 at […]
Side A: Kim Carnes – You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters) (Dance Mix) 6:04 Side B: Kim Carnes – You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters) (Instrumental Version) 4:15 The Brief: The second single from Kim’s eighth studio album, ‘Cafe Racers’. “You Make My Heart Beat […]